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April 13, 2024

Ruud upsets Djokovic, to face Tsitsipas in Monte Carlo final

Ruud upsets Djokovic, to face Tsitsipas in Monte Carlo final

Norway’s Casper Ruud celebrates after winning against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic at the end of their Monte Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament semi final tennis match on the Rainier III court at the Monte Carlo Country Club on April 13, 2024. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

Casper Ruud defeated Novak Djokovic for the first time in his career on Saturday, reaching the final of the Monte Carlo Masters 6-4, 1-6, 6-4.

The Norwegian won a rematch of the 2023 French Open final after losing to the world number one Serb in five previous matches. Djokovic was bidding for a 59th final at the Masters level.

Ruud, who advanced when Djokovic double-faulted, will on Sunday face Stefanos Tsitsipas, who defeated Jannik Sinner in three sets in the first semi-final.